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Welcome to the Durham University Media Guide to Expertise, a resource for journalists seeking informed comment on a wide variety of topical issues.

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Sociology

Parent category: Social sciences

Dr Vikki Boliver

Lecturer in Sociology / Social Policy, School of Applied Social Sciences

Fellow , Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Specialist expertise:

  • Access to higher education; social class and ethnic inequalities in education; social mobility; quantitative research methods

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Professor Gary Craig

Professor of Community Development and Social Justice, School of Applied Social Sciences

Fellow, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Home telephone: 44 (0) 1347 848376

Specialist expertise:

  • 'Race' and ethnicity
  • Community development and empowerment
  • Local governance
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Social Policy

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Professor Douglas James Davies

Professor, Department of Theology and Religion

Telephone: 0191 33 43943

Fellow, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Telephone: +44 (0)191 33 43943

Home telephone: +44 (0) 191 3757697

Specialist expertise:

  • Death ritual and belief

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Dr Mathew Guest

Senior Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religion

Telephone: 0191 33 43944

Chaplain, Chaplains

Telephone: +44 (0)191 33 43944

Specialist expertise:

  • Evangelical Christianity
  • Religion among university students
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Transmission of values in clergy families

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Dr Kimberly Jamie

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Social Sciences

Fellow, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)

Specialist expertise:

  • Genomics
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy Practice

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Dr Christopher Lawless

Lecturer, School of Applied Social Sciences

Telephone: 0191 334 1506

Specialist expertise:

  • Forensic science
  • Scientific evidence and law
  • Technological risk regulation

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Dr Emma Poulton

Lecturer, School of Applied Social Sciences

Specialist expertise:

  • anti-Semitism
  • football-related violence
  • sport and national identity
  • sport and the media

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Professor Nicole Westmarland

Professor in Criminology, School of Applied Social Sciences

Telephone: +44 (0)191 33 46833

Fellow, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Telephone: 46833

Mobile telephone: 07932 604722

Specialist expertise:

  • Violence against women, in particular rape, domestic violence, prostitution.

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